Let it be know that using illegal drugs in any foreign country almost certainly comes with it’s own set of potential risks. However, narcotics offenders in some countries face much steeper fines, longer prison stays and, in some cases, a more brutal death sentence if they’re caught. So if you happen to visit any of the places on this list, do yourself a favor and try to avoid getting high — it’ll probably save your life.
After decriminalizing methamphetamines so that doctors could prescribe the drug to addicted people, drug use in Sweden soared to the point where thousands of people were developing new drug addictions each year. The country has since pulled a 180 and now treats all drugs as illegal substances, with stop and search laws implemented to help catch and punish all suspected drug users and traffickers.
The mood contrasts sharply with more “open” drug scenes found in clubs in Spain and Germany, and catches some off guard. Cocaine, ecstasy, and even cannabis are rarely seen in Swedish streets and clubs. It’s all part of the country’s official “zero tolerance” approach which aims to foster a society that is completely free from illegal drugs.